Mon May 2, 2011
Around the Nation

Ex-Rep. Harman: We Can't Rest Here

Former Rep. Jane Harman of California became a leading voice on national security following the attacks on Sept. 11. Harman was the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. She talks with Steve Inskeep about the death of Osama bin Laden.


Mon May 2, 2011

Colorado’s Congressional Delegation Reacts to bin Laden’s Death

Osama bin Laden

Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation are weighing in on the death of Osama bin Laden.

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Mon May 2, 2011

Pakistani Journalist Comments On U.S. Operation

Steve Inskeep speaks with Najam Sethi, editor-in-chief of the Friday Times in Pakistan, for analysis on the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed there by U.S.-led forces.


Mon May 2, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

Booker T. Jones: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Wed February 8, 2012 10:01 am

Erin Schwartz NPR

I'm pretty sure this is the coolest thing we've ever done behind the Tiny Desk. There was a bit of furniture-moving and finagling, but when all the heavy lifting was done, there it was: A Hammond B3 organ and its sturdy wooden Leslie speaker cabinet sat waiting for its star performer, Booker T. Jones.

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Mon May 2, 2011
My Guilty Pleasure

Saddle Up For A Wild Western Ride, L'Amour Style

Louis L'Amour authored 17 rugged Western novels about the gun-slinging Sackett clan. He died at age 80 in 1988.
John Hamilton

They always had men on the front cover. Tall, handsome, rugged men — their rifles slung across the saddle, looking towards the dusty green, burnt sienna buttes of Colorado or New Mexico.

My uncle Thaddeus kept two stacks on the dinged-up coffee table, and another on the laminated kitchen dinette. Sometimes, I'd slip my hand behind the recliner cushion and find one that had slipped down the back, chased by crinkled candy wrappers.

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Mon May 2, 2011
National Security

Warning Issued For Possible Anti-American Violence

Moments after President Obama announced late Sunday night that Osama bin Laden had been killed, the State Department warned people to be on alert for possible anti-American violence.


Mon May 2, 2011

Bin Laden's Death Is A Triumph For President Obama

The White House started calling members of Congress late Sunday night to let them know Osama bin Laden had been killed in a raid in Pakistan.


Mon May 2, 2011
National Security

Is Bin Laden's Death A Blow To Al-Qaida's Network?

Osama bin Laden has been killed in a firefight in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Dan Byman, a senior fellow and director of research at the Brookings Institution's Saban Center for Middle East Policy, talks to Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne about bin Laden's death. Byman was a professional staff member on the Sept. 11 Commission.


Mon May 2, 2011
The Two-Way

Raid On Bin Laden Was Live-Blogged, Though The Blogger Didn't Know It

Originally published on Mon May 2, 2011 10:49 am

Shohaib Athar

"Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event)."

With that fairly innocent sounding post on Twitter, Shohaib Athar became, in his own words, "the guy who live-blogged the Osama raid without knowing it."

A computer programmer who The Associated Press reports is 33-years-old and lives in Abbottabad, Pakisan, Athar tweeted throughout the night about what he was hearing — without realizing for hours what was happening.

At first he was annoyed:

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Mon May 2, 2011
National Security

Osama Bin Laden Killed While Hiding In Pakistan

Osama bin Laden has been killed by U.S. forces in a firefight in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne talk to Steve Coll of the New America Foundation and NPR's Tom Gjelten about the death of Osama bin Laden.